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THE BEST FIRST YEAR IN COLLEGE STARTS HERE…

America’s #1 College Life Expert & New York Times Bestselling Author, Harlan Cohen, helps collegebound students and their parents navigate
all the big changes ahead!

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WELCOME STUDENTS AND PARENTS!

This is your place to get everything you need to prepare, plan, and navigate the college years. Get started by watching 5 Simple Rules for College Parents. Get your ALL-ACCESS PASS and get access to additional events, 50+ bonus videos (for students & parents), workbook exercises, and additional tools.  Get started now…

Event #1 | FINANCES
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7 MONEY MUST DOs for College Students & Parents

Save more, spend less, and avoid future financial surprises

INSTANT ACCESS: EVENT #2 | PARENTING
> WATCH NOW: 5 Simple Rules For College Parents
How to help you and your child during the college years

Event #3 | LEADERSHIP
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Dream It, Believe It, Make It Happen in College 
5 steps to get define what you want and get it in college (with grit & resilience)

Event #4 | COLLEGE LIFE
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17 Things You NEED to Do Before Going to College
What you need to prepare & navigate the HUGE changes ahead. VITAL info.

Event #5 | HEALTH & WELLNESS
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College After Dark
Dating, Relationships, Hooking up, Alcohol, Consent, and Staying Safe on and off campus.

Want 24/7 access? 
Get the BEST FIRST YEAR ALL-ACCESS PASS and download ALL the replays, attend a live online Q&A session hosted by Harlan (summer ’18), and get bonus content (50+ videos, roommate contract, workbook exercises, and additional resources).

Want institutional access?  Email harlan@helpmeharlan.com

 I created BEST FIRST YEAR because millions of students struggle in college…

FIRST YEAR FACTS & STATS:

  • 1 in 4 first year college students will NOT return to the same school 
  • 66% of first year students admit feeling homesick or lonely
  • 51% of first year students admit having problems getting along with roommates
  • 46.4% of college students report feeling hopeless over the past 12 months.
  • 36.7 % of college students report feeling so depressed “it was difficult to function”

(Source: HERI data and ACHA-NCHA assessment)

MY PASSION IS HELPING…

I’m Harlan Cohen and I help students and parents. Every year, I meet countless high school and college students who unprepared for life in college and parents who want to help, but don’t know how. I was one of these students who struggled, and eventually, transferred. It was uncomfortable, expensive, and totally preventable. This is why I write books, workbooks, facilitate workshops, educate leaders, and host speaking events. I’ve helped millions of students and parents. I’m grateful to be in your corner!

The Naked Roommate is the #1 book on college life with over 700,000 copies in print. It’s used as a textbook in high school and college classrooms. The Naked Roommate for Parents Only is the go-to- book for parents recommended by top institutions.

BEST FIRST YEAR ALL-ACCESS PASS INCLUDES:

7 MONEY MUST DOs for Students and Their Parents

FINANCES: Harlan’s going to help you save now, spend less, and graduate with no BIG financial surprises.  No one likes financial surprises (unless it’s winning the lottery).  > All-Access Pass Required

Five Simple Rules For Parents of College Students

PARENTING: Harlan helps parents know what’s coming and how to be the best partner during the college years.  Parents are more involved and need to know more.   > WATCH REPLAY

Dream It, Believe It, Make It Happen

LEADERSHIP: What’s your college plan? How will you create a new life in a new place surrounded by new people? Harlan delivers a step-by-step approach to help create the BEST first year in college.   > All-Access Pass Required

17 Things You Need to Do Before Going to College

COLLEGE LIFE: It’s EVERYTHING they NEVER tell you in high school.  Harlan delivers a cheat sheet to help you prepare and plan for everything and anything in college. Students and parents are welcome!   > All-Access Pass Required

College After Dark

HEALTH & WELLNESS: Harlan talks dating, relationships, hooking up, drinking, drugs, and staying safe on campus.  There’s no judgment here, just facts, stats, and tools to help you stay safe.  Students and parents are welcome!
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BONUS CONTENT THAT COMES WITH YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS…

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BONUS: LIVE Q & A Online Event w/Harlan (Summer '18)

Join Harlan for an exclusive online event in the fall.  This Q&A is designed to answer all your questions and concerns.  Perfect timing for students and parents with questions.

BONUS: Workbook Exercises, Roommate Contract, Resources

Get exercises from Harlan’s workbook, a roommate contract, and additional materials to help make the transition and navigate through the surprises along the way. These are the same tools used in college classrooms across the country.

BONUS VIDEOS: 50+ Video Lessons for Parents and Students

Use the videos throughout the year to prepare, plan, and address uncomfortable situations as they come up.

ALL-ACCESS PASS IS FOR…

Savvy Students

Eager, excited, and sometimes anxious students heading to college

Loving Parents

Caring and concerned parents who want their kids to be their best

Caring Professionals

Smart and savvy educators who work with high school or college students

“BestFirstYear.com helps students and parents navigate the social, emotional, physical, financial, and academic changes ahead. It’s everything you need to know to help get comfortable with the uncomfortable and have the best first year in college.”  

– Harlan Cohen

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